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Table 4 Total change scores for outcomes from baseline to follow up points for completers and intention to treat analysis

From: The effectiveness of motorised lumbar traction in the management of LBP with lumbo sacral nerve root involvement: a feasibility study

  Per protocol analysis Intention to treat analysis
  LT Group (n = 13) Median (IQR) MT Group (n = 10) Median (IQR) LT Group (n = 16) Median (IQR) MT Group (n = 14) Median (IQR)
Total change score RMDQ     
   baseline to post treatment 5.5 (4.5) 3 (5.5) 4.5 (7.3) 3 (8)
   baseline to 3 months 6 (7.5) 5 (15.8) 6 (7.8) 5 (15)
   baseline to 6 months 7 (7) 5.5 (11.3) 4 (12.3) 3 (12.3)
Total change score MPQ-PRI     
   baseline to post treatment 18 (7.8) 16 (27) 17.5 (12.8) 15.5 (25.8)
   baseline to 3 months 15.5 (33.8) 15 (33.8) 14.4 (14.3) 15.4 (31.3)
   baseline to 6 months 12 (10.5) 19.5 (25.8) 11.5 (17.3) 16.5 (30.8)
Total change score SF36 PCS     
   baseline to post treatment -8.9 (13.9) -.9 (18.4) -7.5 (14.6) -0.5 (13.7)
   baseline to 3 months -15.8 (18.4) -2.1 (16) -12.3 (14.2) -1.6 (17.4)
   baseline to 6 months -10.5 (13.3) -3.80 (18.8) -10.2 (10.2) -4.6 (17.5)
Total change score SF36 MCS     
   baseline to post treatment -4.9 (8.1) -1 (16.9) -2.1 (8.5) -1 (11.9)
   baseline to 3 months -5.7 (18.2) +1.6 (13.9) -0.3 (16.7) +1.6 (13.3)
   baseline to 6 months -7.2 (16.2) -4.4 (21.6) -2.3 (15.9) -2.9 (10.1)